Watch Guns ’n’ Roses Keyboardist jam the Akai MPC Live
Guns ’n’ Roses keyboardist, Melissa Reese, is a multi-instrumentalist, a music producer, writes film scores and perhaps her most famous vocation – she currently plays keys for one of the biggest hard rock bands ever to exist.
It’s a sign of the times and a happy sign at that when we can see a musician linked to the world of live rock band performances using what is widely (and perhaps incorrectly) regarded as a dance music tool.
In this video the Guns ’n’ Roses keyboardist explains how she uses the Akai APC Live to deconstruct a track and how this piece of gear helps her create her music.
About the Akai MPC Live
The Akai MPC Live is a standalone music making instrument that requires NO computer to create music.
The MPC Live features a full colour 7” multi-touch screen, four touch-capacitive Q-Link controls, a clickable master encoder knob and 16 amazingly responsive, velocity and pressure-sensitive RGB pads.
It weighs only 6 pounds so it is aimed at musicians on the move who are looking for something super portable.
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and packing 16 gigs of on-board storage, the MPC Live features numerous ways to take your beloved sample library and MPC sessions anywhere. Files can be accessed and transferred to the built on-board storage via the built-in SD card slot and/or two-port USB hub. If that’s not enough storage, the MPC Live also features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing additional storage via installation of a fixed hard drive – SSD or HDD (sold separately). The same USB hub can also be used for MIDI controller connectivity.
Find out more here.
Watch Guns ’n’ Roses keyboardist, Melissa Reese, chat about how she uses her MPC Live and a bit of a sneak peak of her working on a dark industrial type track